This may be a good question to ask ourselves as we walk into our place of work each day. Having seen and assisted many employees leave a company, voluntary or not, I know first hand what makes the process more difficult than it needs to be.
So what issue plagues a leaving employee? It's losing their personal data and email (existing and future). It's tempting during the course of a busy day to stay in one account and do all of your sending from there. However, what you may not know is that those emails are not owned by you. When you leave the company, it has no obligation to give you past or future emails. Some of you may be thinking, "But I've been using this email since email was invented." Kudos to you and your employer for the loyalty to each other, but setting up a new email account is only a few clicks away.
Better to start now and give yourself plenty of time to make the transition to your new account. Whether you like it or not, your company or boss, Michael Scott, may be viewing the emails you send and receive. So you might think twice before ripping into one of your Fantasy Football friends about how you crushed them in last night's game.